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Paul R Armstrong

Research Agricultural Engineer


Dr. Paul Armstrong                

Dr. Paul Armstrong
Research Agricultural Engineer

USDA-ARS-CGAHR-SPIERU
ATTN: Paul Armstrong
1515 College Avenue
Manhattan, KS  66502

paul.armstrong@usda.gov
Telephone: 785.776.2728
Fax: 785.537.5550
www.ars.usda.gov/pa/cgahr/spieru/armstrong


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RESEARCH INTERESTS

Paul Armstrong is a scientist working on the development of sensors and instrumentation for non-destructive measurement of grain attributes and the monitoring of stored grain. Research includes development of rapid single-kernel near-infrared spectroscopic instrumentation to measure chemical composition and attributes of corn and soybeans (protein, lysine, tryptophan, oil, mold damage, etc), and development in situ moisture and quality monitoring systems for stored grain.


RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Antony R. M., M. B. Kirkham, T. C. Todd, S. R. Bean, J. D. Wilson, P. R. Armstrong, E. Maghirang, and D. L. Brabec. 2019. Low-temperature tolerance of maize and sorghum seedlings grown under the same environmental conditions. J. Crop Improv. 33: 287-305.
Armstrong, P. R., E. B. Maghirang, and M. Ozulu. 2019. Determining damage levels in wheat caused by Sunn pest (Eurygaster integriceps) using visible and near-infrared spectroscopy. J. Crop Sci. 86: 102-107.
Bosomtwe, A., J. K. Danso, E. A. Osekre, G. P. Opit, G. Mbata, P. Armstrong, F.H. Arthur, J. Campbell, N. Manu, S. G. McNeill, and J. O. Akowuah. 2019. Effectiveness of the solar biomass hybrid dryer for drying and disinfestation of maize. J. Stored Prod. Res. 83: 66-72.
Casada, M. E., S. A. Thompson, P. R. Armstrong, S. G. McNeill, R. G. Maghirang, M. D. Montross, and A. P. Turner. 2019. Forces on monitoring cables during grain bin filling and emptying. Appl. Eng. Agric. 35: 409-415.
Danso, J. K., E. A. Osekre, G. P. Opit, F. H. Arthur, J. F. Campbell, G. Mbata, N. Manu, P. Armstrong, and S. G. McNeill. 2019. Impact of storage structures on moisture content, insect pests and mycotoxin levels of maize in Ghana. J. Stored Prod. Res. 81: 114-120.
Manu, N., E. A. Osekre, G. P. Opit, F. H. Arthur, G. Mbata, P. Armstrong, J. K. Danso, S. G. McNeill, and J. Campbell. 2019. Moisture content, insect pests and mycotoxin levels of maize on farms in Tamale environs in the northern region of Ghana. J. Stored Prod. Res. 83: 153-160.
Manu, N., G. P. Opit, E. A. Osekre, F. H. Arthur, C. Mbata, P. Armstrong, J. K. Danso, S. G. McNeill, and J. F. Campbell. 2019. Moisture content, insect pest infestation and mycotoxin levels of maize in markets in the northern region of Ghana. J. Stored Prod. Res. 80: 10-20.
Al-Amery, M., M. Sanches, P. R. Armstrong, E. B. Maghirang, C. Lee, R. D. Vieira, and D. F. Hildebrand. 2018. Near-infrared spectroscopy used to predict soybean seed germination and vigour. Seed Sci. Res. 28: 246-252.
Danso, J. K., E. A. Osekre, N. Manu, G. P. Opit, P. R. Armstrong, F. H. Arthur, J. F. Campbell, G. Mbata, and S. G. McNeil. 2018. Post-harvest insect infestation and mycotoxin levels in maize markets in the Middle Belt of Ghana. J. Stored Prod. Res. 77: 9-15.
Manu, N., E. A. Osekre, G. P. Opit, J. F. Campbell, F. H. Arthur, G. Mbata, P. R. Armstrong, and J. K. Danso. 2018. Population dynamics of stored maize insect pests in warehouses in two districts of Ghana. J. Stored Prod. Res. 76: 102-110.